• Fort Worth Convention Center
  • 10.14.18 - 10.17.18

Pre-Conference Workshop

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HR MOCK TRIAL

Sunday, October 14 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dustin Paschal, JD & Paul Simon, JD
Approved for 8 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours and 8 SHRM PDCs

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Using law students playing the roles of lawyers and witnesses, this session will share an abbreviated employment law trial from beginning to end. The trial will include opening statements, witness examination and closing arguments. Common HR-related documents will be used as evidence at the trial. At various points throughout the trial, the presenters will discuss what participants just saw, how HR and its actions or inactions affected that portion of the trial, and what the meaning and impacts are. At the end, the presenters will review the trial and how the actions HR takes or fails to take can hurt and help at any potential employment lawsuit filed by an employee or former employee. The trial will address multiple areas of employment law, particularly discrimination and wage and hour issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impacts of HR decisions on potential employment lawsuits
  • Learn proper documentation methods to utilize throughout the daily employment issues they face
  • Recognize the essentials of participating as a witness in any potential employment lawsuits

About the Speakers:

As a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, an employment and business law boutique law firm in Dallas, Texas, Dustin Paschal maintains an active employment law practice. His practice includes advice and counsel in the areas of Title VII, state discrimination laws, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FMLA, employment contracts, employee handbooks, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and numerous other employment laws and regulations. Dustin also advocates on behalf of his clients in hearings, injunction proceedings, trials and before state and federal agencies. Dustin is a three-term member of the DallasHR Board of Directors, where he serves as President-Elect. Dustin also has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for six consecutive years, beginning in 2012.

As a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, an employment and business law boutique law firm in Dallas, Texas, Paul Simon maintains an active employment and business law practice. Paul has a wide array of experience in employment matters, including Title VII, state discrimination laws, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FMLA, employment contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employee handbooks and numerous other employment laws and regulations. Paul also has a broad business-based practice including, business entity formation and dissolution, operating agreements, and contract drafting and review. Paul is a five-term member of the DAYL Executive Committee, where he currently serves as President. Paul also has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star and three times as a Texas Super Lawyer.

 

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